GPS for vehicle tracking could not have come sooner for parents wanting to monitor their teenager's driving, companies needing to coordinate vehicle fleets, or for the unlucky person whose car has just been stolen. With GPS, keeping a watchful eye on a vehicle has never been easier. [MORE...]
Exclusively on GM vehicles in the U.S. and Canada, OnStar's Stolen Vehicle Slowdown service helps avoid high-speed pursuits, reducing the potential for property damage or personal injury.
Once an OnStar subscriber reports a stolen vehicle to law enforcement, calls OnStar and requests Stolen Vehicle Assistance, an OnStar Advisor uses GPS technology to pinpoint and provide the location of the stolen vehicle only to law enforcement.
According to OnStar's description of how the service works, after law enforcement officials have the stolen vehicle in a clear line of sight and ascertain that conditions are safe, they can ask the OnStar Advisor to remotely slow it down.
OnStar then sends a signal to the vehicle's engine, reducing engine power and gradually slowing the vehicle to idle speed while all other vehicle systems, including power steering and brakes, remain fully operational.
Targeting teens, parents and other drivers concerned about vehicle security and safety, VTAC GPS by GuidePoint Systems provides a vehicle tracking and control system with GPS-based protection for cars, trucks and fleets.
Combining satellite tracking technology with the power of the Internet, VTAC offers consumers a suite of protection and monitoring features.
With VTAC GPS, you can instantly view and track the speed and position of your vehicle from the Web browser of any Internet-enabled computer.
You can set alerts to report when the vehicle has left a location or reached a destination, or travels outside a preset boundary.